Team Wellington - Team WOlengton

The Village
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Very Unfair. It was certainly not a done deal by any means and just to write it off as 'oh well' they would both have won any way is crap! And for NZ to say that all the clubs were consulted does not mean they all agreed to it apart from, of course, Auckland and Wellington!

Feverish
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How could anything different have occurred? What is your solution?

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ol'sole
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Don't think that there was anything else anyone could do.  To "postpone" would not have done any of the teams any good as many of the players wanted to get back to their real Clubs

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The Village
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They could have cancelled and maybe arranged a pre-season mini tournament over a week whereby Auckland plays the winner of Suburbs and Tasman and then Waitak play Wellington and the two winners go into the final

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The Village wrote:

They could have cancelled and maybe arranged a pre-season mini tournament over a week whereby Auckland plays the winner of Suburbs and Tasman and then Waitak play Wellington and the two winners go into the final

so with completely different squads?

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el grapadura
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The Village wrote:

They could have cancelled and maybe arranged a pre-season mini tournament over a week whereby Auckland plays the winner of Suburbs and Tasman and then Waitak play Wellington and the two winners go into the final

There is no way of knowing when such a tournament could actually take place. Even if it was possible to play a tournament like that, how is it any fairer to decide a national champion based on a 2-game pre-season tournament? With potentially different squads, and possibly entirely different squads? That's not fair, that's farcical. 

The Village
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At least it would be played out on the field not in the boardroom. Surely that's fairer than just giving it to the top two teams at the time the league is suspended!!!

But I forget I am on the Team Wellington site! 

el grapadura
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The Village wrote:

At least it would be played out on the field not in the boardroom. Surely that's fairer than just giving it to the top two teams at the time the league is suspended!!!

But I forget I am on the Team Wellington site! 

Well, it's not like ACFC and TeeDubs didn't earn their top two positions on the field. And 16 games is much more reflective of relative strength of teams than 2 games with different squads at some yet to be determined time.

Besides, it's not like NZF stopped Waitak from finishing in the top two from those 16 games.

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Maybe if Waitak had turned up in either of their games vs Southern this might be a different discussion but then again as they got 1 point from their two home games vs the top two to suddenly claim they were going to charge through and win the league is grasping at straws.

In fact as they still had away games against the top 2 the early end gave them a 3rd spot that would likely have been lost to Suburbs.


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Maybe if Waitak had turned up in either of their games vs Southern this might be a different discussion but then again as they got 1 point from their two home games vs the top two to suddenly claim they were going to charge through and win the league is grasping at straws.

This kind of discussion is pointless, the two teams top after an incomplete comp get the prize, but anything could have happened in knock out format, so I guess any of the teams in the running could be feeling let down.

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Enough said wrote:
 

This kind of discussion is pointless, the two teams top after an incomplete comp get the prize, but anything could have happened in knock out format, so I guess any of the teams in the running could be feeling let down.

Well yes, anything could have happened. TeeDubs could've finished first after 18 games too and then won the grand final. 

But if we're all actually honest with ourselves, we know than in any ordinary circumstances, it's an ACFC v TeeDubs grand final, which  probably would've been a 50/50 proposition. So if anyone really has any cause for complaint here, it's Team Wellington, as they're the only team that had an actual shot at winning the title other than ACFC.

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Cant argue with any of this, and as a fan I have enjoyed the season because of its ups and downs, surprises and close middle table positioning. Would have loved to see it conclude and complete the intrigue.

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